Some facts about Hydroseeding
Hydroseeding is an innovative, versatile, and highly effective method used for planting grass, as well as for erosion control and bank stabilization applications. The technique is popularly used for getting lush green grass in a quick span of time and is mostly used in large commercial sites and lands. Hydroseeding is also used for restoration of landfill sites as it helps stabilize the degraded landfill caps and surrounding banks.
For the uninitiated, the process of hydroseeding involves preparing a batch of material consisting of mulch, seed, fertilizer, and water. This batch of material is put in a tank of a special machine called hydroseeding machine so that it can get mixed properly. From the machine, the mixture is pumped and sprayed with the help of hydroseeding tackifiers on to the ground where the grass needs to be grown.
Grass grown through hydroseeding doesn’t take longer because the mulch material initiates initial growth by providing a micro-environment that is required for seed germination. It holds the seed in place on the ground and retains moisture in the soil. The mulch material also helps regulate the impact of rain, storm water, and wide open area effect on the soil. Hydroseeding provides optimal growing conditions for the seeds, restoring the brown grass to lush green in short span of time.
Compared to the conventional methods of laying down sod or turf, hydroseeding is much more effective and reliable. The slurry that is spread over the lawn promises that grass will grow rich and green in all conditions. More importantly, this process takes only a fraction of the time compared to the lengthy and tedious process of laying sod. Huge commercial areas and government projects that could otherwise not be handled can be easily and successfully taken care of through this method.
In addition to being quick and effective, hydroseeding is affordable too. In case of traditional method of laying down sod, you would have to hire qualified labor and pay to them for preparing the ground. And, if the process fails, you might have to repeat the whole process and incur additional cost. Hydroseeding on the contrary is cost-effective and you can rest assured of getting deep green grass.
For restoring failing landfill caps, hydroseeding technique makes use of remedial re-grading and capping followed by a specialized hydroseeding application for stabilizing the final soil layer. The process helps in stabilising the slopes and in making the areas more safe and reliable.